Kelli and Pete {Grand Rapids Michigan Wedding Photography}

Kelli and Pete were my first wedding of the season.

It was a gloriously warm Friday in early May, and everyone was thrilled about the weather. As I drove to Fredrik Meijer Gardens¬†with my windows rolled down, I thought about the excitement that was about to take place. Often, I beat the bride to our location and this day was no exception, which was enjoyable for me as I took my time in the gardens, enjoying the flowers, and helping to prepare the bride’s “Getting Ready” area.

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There’s always a little something to stress over on wedding days–appointments run late, traffic is slow–but intimate weddings do have a quiet beauty around them. It’s nothing less electric than a big ceremony, but the small moments somehow seem bigger in the solitude and intimacy of eachother’s company, and this day was no exception. Among the jungle flowers and the birds singing, Pete and Kelli shared their vows while family watched on lovingly, and the day couldn’t have been more perfect. I feel so honored to have been a part of things!

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